Iran begins DVB-H trials

Iran's national broadcaster, IRIB, has teamed up with Spanish DVB technology provider, SIDSA, to begin DVB-H Mobile TV trials in the country.

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Iran's national broadcaster, IRIB, has teamed up with Spanish DVB technology provider, SIDSA, to begin DVB-H Mobile TV trials in the country. The mobile TV trials will be conducted through SIDSA's POLAR PLUS head-end. Initially covering Tehran but with plans to extend it to the whole country in a later phase, the network will distribute 16 TV channels from Intelsat and Eutelsat satellites to Sagem DVB-H-equipped mobile phones.

This is the third international DVB-H mobile TV trial led by SIDSA following the launch of similar networks in the Russian Federation and Spain.

SIDSA's POLAR PLUS is an interoperable platform, which includes all the necessary equipment for the service - Head-end with the ESG (the Electronic Service Guide) and Conditional Access System - to enable DVB-H mobile TV broadcasts, including free and pay-TV services.

SIDSA is also strengthening its position in the international DVB-H mobile TV market with the launch of two offices in Moscow and Hong Kong.

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